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Notifications – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/20

As I keep forgetting the Notifications – Google+ URL and G+ kills “older” notifications:


Posted in G+: GooglePlus, Google, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

Reminder to self: Sort out empty (zero size) Icon? files in Google Drive folder on OS X and Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/12

It looks like when syncing folders between Mac OS X (MacOS X?) and Windows, many directories get empty Icon? files have a size of 0 bytes.

None of these directories had custom icons, so I’m inclined to remove them all from the Google Drive folder:

find . -name 'Icon*' -size 0 -print0 | xargs -0 rm

as [WayBackDidier Trosset answered at [WayBackHow to delete many 0 byte files in linux? – Stack Overflow

Before I do that, I need to read these in more detail:


Posted in Apple, Google, GoogleDrive, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/10

Some sites do not have their TLS security set- up correctly. You can get around the page that Chrome then displays. This is called the “interstitial bypass”, you should use it with great care (not like one of the sites I visited a year ago that got themselves a nice ransomware attack), for instance on machines you can dispose off.

The mechanism has changed over time, from a simple button to a passphrase that changes every now and then.

Some historic links on this:


A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword. Until today, this not-no-secret keyword was “badidea”. And it just changed. So h… – François Beaufort – Google+


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Actions on Google  |  Actions on Google  | Google Developers

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/02

Still on my research list (because: way too many other things to do and initially Google Home wasn’t available outside the USA*): [WayBack] Actions on Google  |  Actions on Google  |  Google Developers: Actions on Google lets developers build experiences for the Google Assistant.

via: [WayBack]  Get started now. This turns your Google Assistant into a Concierge with many contacts and colleagues who can help you to get things done… – Sebastian Mauer – Google+


* [WayBackCountry availability – Google Store Help via:

Posted in Android Devices, Development, Google, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

The fireplace yule Log visualiser in Google Play Music works, but only from web-browser, not from app

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/25

Kristian Köhntopp:

Dear Lazyweb, years ago I turned on the Yule log visualiser in GPMAA, Settings, Labs. Current Google music has no Labs. So how do I turn on cover art?

Turns out, the Settings -> Labs switch exists in Desktop Google Music only, and does not (longer) exist in the App.


via: [WayBack] Dear Lazyweb… how do I turn on cover art? – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

The setting is at


Posted in Chromecast, Google, Google Play Music, LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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